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Top official: Malaysians are ‘ungrateful’ for subsidies

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Malaysia is not facing an economic crisis and Malaysians were "ungrateful" for the current subsidies they receive from the government, Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad...
Myanmar’s top commercial tax payers: The full list

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Myanmar's Internal Revenue Department released the list of the top 100 commercial and income tax payers for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on September 14. The...
Vietnam shipbuilder slashes 14,000 jobs

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State-owned Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, or Vinashin, announced on its website on September 16 that it will cut its workforce by 14,000 to 8,000....
Stuart-Williamson

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A global investment guide by Stuart Williamson, CEO Montpelier Malaysia
S&P threatens Philippines with rating downgrade

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The government in Manila has been put under pressure by rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) that the Philippines might lose it "investment grade"...
Cambodia expects 7.6% growth in 2013

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Ahead of the general elections in Cambodia on July 28, which are overshadowed by a possible ban of opposition leader and ruling prime minister...
Foreign direct investment in Cambodia surges 73%

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A few weeks ahead of the general elections on July 28, Cambodia received applause from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development which...
Food security: My food, your food, our food

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For the past few years, the global debate has intensified around food security. It’s become part of the international policy arena with the term...
Vietnam reduces tax for businesses

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Vietnam's National Assembly on June 19 agreed to reduce the corporate income tax rate to 22 per cent from 25 per cent starting January...
Thailand falls for e-commerce through tablets

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A new generation of Thais is increasingly being turned on to online shopping through the use of mobile tablets. No, not precocious primary school...
IMF to offer free global online university courses

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said on June 19 that it will join an online university network and offer courses on economy and...
Philippine Q2 growth seen at 8%

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The Philippines' strong economic growth is set to continue in the second quarter 2013 after hitting a record high in the first three months...
The difficulty in reading China’s market

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Contradictory data recently released on the Chinese market speaks volumes for how difficult accurate forecasts are in the world’s second largest economy. For many, it's like reading hieroglyphics.
Vietnam equity too hot?

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At first glance, private equity investors’ fascination with Vietnam makes no sense. Yet, in the fluid reality that global capital markets thrive, Vietnam’s brand of slow restructuring is just the kind of environment speculative investors draw beelines to.
New investment index sends confusing message

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An newly published investment index by US media group and centrist think tank Foreign Policy, listing 102 countries globally for best returns, is based on a - to put it mildly - questionable and misleading methodology.
Ethics in Business: A take on business ethics in the US

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Datuk Nicholas Zefferys, a prominent figure in Malaysia's business circles, provides his insights on how businesses are conducted and how he evaluates the general role of ethics in business in the US.
World Bank warns of Asian asset bubbles

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The World Bank on April 15 scaled back slightly its 2013 growth forecasts for emerging East Asia and warned about possible over-heating in the...
The wide kaleidoscope of ASEAN politics

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Within the sometimes chaotic politics in ASEAN countries, there are patterns that good governance is emerging, with select members leading the bloc by example while others falter, writes Justin Calderon.